How I Met Professor David Kirk

Author:  Jack Champaigne, Editor
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 33, Issue 2, Spring 2019
Doc ID:  2019013
Year of Publication:  2019
Many of us have special people in our lives that have made big differences. For me, Professor David Kirk is at the top of my list of special persons. I remember meeting him the first time in 1993 at the 5th International Conference on Shot Peening (ICSP5) in Oxford. We stayed in dorm rooms on the Oxford campus—the students were on vacation. The rooms were quite large with very tall ceilings and the bathroom was down the hall. I got the feeling of being a student all over again. (I could now tell my friends that I attended Oxford.) The conference room was nearby and with the students gone we had the campus all to ourselves.

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